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Aged Care Events: Better Practice Conferences

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Better Practice Conferences are coming up in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and is being described as a ‘must attend’ for aged care managers and will focus on themes such as human rights, sexuality, loneliness and isolation.

Presenters include the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (the Human Rights perspective), Pino Migliorino (CALD aged care and CALD staff), Arnold Zable (the healing power of story), Dr Tanya Davison (using non-pharmacological approaches) and Dr Malcolm Masso (It’s the little things that matter).


Do You Know an Outstanding Carer in Aged Care?

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Do you know an amazing carer in aged care? The Aged Care Blog is looking to start a new regular blog series focusing on the great carers in the aged care industry.

Nominated carers will be featured on our blog, with a photo and a brief interview (about 10 minutes on the phone) about their job and why they choose to work in aged care.


Be Aware, Dementia Awareness Week 2013

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Awareness Week will run more than 20 events across the country next week, to promote awareness of dementia and how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle. Under the theme ‘Brain Health: Making the Connections’ a range of public events will be held from September 16th to the 22nd of September and coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st.


Graduate Nursing Program Applications Open at The Whiddon Group

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Whiddon Group have opened applications for their Graduate Registered Nurse Program, ‘Transcend’.

The aged and community care provider’s program offers graduate nurses the opportunity to take place in a 13 week placement program in regional and rural New South Wales. Graduates are given the opportunity to work in community and residential care, including low and high care, palliative and dementia specific care.


‘Catering Innovation of the Year’ Award for Aged Care Provider

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

New South Wales aged care provider ‘The Whiddon Group’ has been named the New South Wales winner and national finalist for ‘Catering Innovation of the Year,’ at the 2013 Oscar Hospitality Awards.

The provider’s win was based on four new dining programs which have been introduced over the last 12 months, including the Dining with Dignity and Fine Dining program.


Guest Blogger: The Cost of Not Caring

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Our latest guest blogger CEO of Amana Living Ray Glickman, discusses the consequences of not counting the true costs of aged care.

It’s no wonder that aged care feels insecure after living with the dysfunctional Canberra family for the past three years.


Calling all Wii Champions

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aged care provider Amana Living is seeking participants for their annual Wii World Cup among aged care and retirement living facilities across Australia.

The virtual bowling competition is open to all aged care centres and retirement living villages, which can source a Wii and Wii Sports Resort game and pull together a team of about eight participants and a coach.


HammondCare Graduate Program Applications Open

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aged care provider HammondCare has opened applications for their 2014 Graduate RN program, which offers a choice of two 12 month rotational graduate programs for newly qualified Registered Nurses. The graduate program offers one program in aged care business and one in the health and hospitals business. The aged care program will consist of four rotations, with the first three rotations being in health and hospital’s business, home service and in dementia-specific residential service.


2013 Bethanie Medallion Winners Announced

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The winners of the Bethanie Medallion were announced yesterday at a ceremony at the UWA club.

The Bethanie Medallion is an honorary citation, presented in recognition of an individual or organisation having a history of consistently delivering an exceptional standard of service within the Aged Care sector.


Aged Care Industry Speaks on Rudd and Abbott Debate

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

CEO of national peak organisation Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Patrick Reid, has described the discussion on aged care between Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott during last Sunday’s debate as “just passing comments.” “I’m a little perplexed that they didn’t come out more strongly on the issue” said Mr Reid, who is the CEO for the organisation who is committed to improving standards and efficiency in the aged care industry.


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